I effing love Veruca Salt. They are the epitome of the frenetic early 90's girl rock sound. Sure there are tons of super "important" bands I could reference here (like L7 or Bikini Kill) but my very favorites of the era are what I guess folks would call one-hit wonders; bands like Letters to Cleo, Luscious Jackson or Tracy Bonham (all of whom actually have more than one great song).
It may have been the extensive airplay or the strategic placement in popular movies but the one-hit wonders are the songs that have become the soundtrack of my life. Maybe I somehow identify with their the quick rise and fall or the sort of satellite quality of these pop-culture loners? Either way, they hold a special place in my heart and they are the songs/bands that I return to over and over again when I'm feeling nostalgic.
What one-hit wonders are part of your own life's soundtrack? Why?